Freitag, 31. Juli 2015

Falling Stacks - No Wives

After releasing three EPs on Bandcamp Bristol's Falling Stacks just recently dropped their full-length debut on Battle Records.

"No Wives" is collection of harsh and stripped down rock tunes that walk the line between avant-garde and old school punk. From the first notes on you will witness distorted sounds, heavy drums and desperate vocals. If there ever was a sense of beauty in the rock genre this album is the last place where you will find it. The songs come rattling and rumbling through your speakers while developing a raw tension in their twisting structures. It's a rough and bumpy ride but if you're in for an intense dose of rock and roll music this is just the stuff you need.

Get the full stream on Soundcloud.

Montag, 27. Juli 2015

The Polyversal Souls - Invisible Joy

This is a big one on the recently introduced label Philophon Records from Berlin: The Polyversal Soul's debut record "Invisible Joy".

The album features guests from all over the world in Africa Baby Bam from New York, Hailu Mergia from Ethiopia and Ghana's Guy One, Roy X and Y-Bayani. It's an incredibly energetic journey through funk, soul, jazz and even some rap sounds. And it comes to you packed in an international sound outfit. The label's preference for african rhythms and vibes certainly shines through this record and The Polyversal Sounds use those vibes to create their own unique brand of music on "Invisible Joy". It is like an all-star meeting of musicians you might have never heard before - so you better keep them in mind from now on.

Stream some track's on the label's Soundcloud.

Donnerstag, 23. Juli 2015

The Whole Truth feat. Lucid Paradise

The LA vocal duo Lucid Paradise aka E. and Ishtar did not only appear on The Gene Dudley Group's new record, they also provided nice contributions to the third installment to the catalogue of The Whole Truth Records.

This record is a priceless collection of early 80s synthesizer sounds and modern soul vibes. The slow disco grooves on this one are just the kind of tracks that make you wanna travel back in time and roll down your car's windows on a beach sight in Miami. But just a few notes into the first song "Party Down" will make you realize that these grooves are truly timeless and made with a deep passion for the soul genre and analog equipment.

Get the full stream and/or free download on Bandcamp.

Mittwoch, 22. Juli 2015

We Lost The Sea - Departure Songs

In only a few days time a huge album will hit the streets in the form of We Lost The Sea's "Departure Songs". It marks the group's third release and due to the tragic passing of the band's vocalist it is also their first instrumental effort.

This is the kind of music that comes to you as a sonic trip. It's not about traditional song structures or fancy riffs - these are authentic experiences through sound. Just take a listen to the first single "A Gallant Gentleman" and its calm atmosphere that still seems to bare a certain tension. The same phenomenon can be witnessed in the following tracks. It's the kind of music that tends to make you stop whatever you're doing and get lost in the repetitive yet overwhelming sounds. And that's the key to the post rock genre that only a few bands are truly able archieve - being able to repeat and develop simple motives into massive sonic walls. Currently I can't think of a better example for that than "Departure Songs".

Get the stream of the first single on Bandcamp or stream the full album right here.

Samstag, 18. Juli 2015

Adam and Cuth - Formwork

Even if you don't remember this little post I wrote on Adam and Cuth's single "The Look Up" you will surely remember their new LP "Formwork" once you've given it a spin - guaranteed.

In case you do recall the name of this London based Hip Hop duo you know that something great is coming your way. Right into the new album you'll hear another example of producer Cuth's excellent stutter beats in "Troubles At The Door". "Formwork" features a great variety of beats and a remarkable use of samples from all kinds of genres. So it's all set for for the rhymes of Adam the rapper who surely knows how to move through Cuth's gritty vibes. The combination of the two provides a fantastic brand of hip hop with old school elements and a massive sound that makes you wanna let your neighbours know about it. "Formwork" is definitely another contestant for the best rap album this year, though the competition is pretty impressive these days. And you just have to love this little promo video posted below.

Get the stream on Bandcamp.